May 05, 2009
Much as anyone would like to believe that secularism is the ideal state of affairs in a multireligious context, it is not. Christianity among all world religions demands that God and only God be worshipped and obeyed. A secular state that has displaced the God of Christianity cannot help but be essentially hostile to the Christian faith.
This is why it is impossible for the believers of Christ to live out their witness without being persecuted. A state that runs on the basis of preventing offense from being caused to individuals and groups cannot help but persecute Christ and His followers, since not everyone will take too kindly to His message.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "radical christianity in action, by formenting dissent with the government by inciting christians to feel persecuted/develop a martyr context... who knows what they will do if the government crosses the line that God has drawn."
July 04, 2006
The Students' Notebook said:
Should I dial 999 and cry to the Police that the game is Seditious and could cause anarchy by damaging the fabric of religious and racial harmony, that should be dealt with vigorously under the law?
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "The game was mentioned without a hitch at ST! Double standards?"
December 07, 2005
Sydney Morning Herald said:
Many local bloggers are unaware that they may be liable for everything they write on their sites, not to mention all of the colourful comments made by contributors.
Our new sedition laws will make this worse.
Blogs fall under the same defamation and other laws that regulate all media organisations in the country.
Recommended by Mr Miyagi: "The pinch is felt globally?"
November 10, 2005
I want to know why no sedition act was thrown at the following people for making certain racist, antireligious, and misogynistic remarks that were much more offensive and shocking, in view of their status as national leaders and the very public avenues their remarks, which have caused popular condemnation or moral outrage in their time:
Former MP Choo Wee Khiang, in 1992, made a speech to Parliament "One evening, I drove to Little India and it was pitch dark but not because there was no light, but because there were too many Indians around."
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "double standards at work, its quite obvious that the seditious bloggers episode has nothing to do with sedition and everything to do with blogging. how effective can totalitarian control of the press be? how can singapore continue to maintain its coveted 147th position in the press freedom rankings if this state of events is allowed to continue? as shown by it slipping to 140th.. haha"
October 08, 2005
Benjamin Koh, 27, was sentenced to a month's imprisonment while Nicholas Lim, 25, was fined and jailed for a day, both for posting comments on their personal websites, or blogs, attacking the city-state's mostly-Muslim ethnic Malay community.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Important news to all bloggers"
September 28, 2005
Yawning Bread said:
The Sedition Act was enacted in 1948, and this clause against hate speech has been in the Act since the beginning. The same law was simultaneously promulgated in both Malaya and Singapore, and this fact gives you a clue as to the reasons behind it. A significant event happened in Malaya on 16 June 1948: three British plantation-owners were killed by pro-communist guerillas, signaling the start of a long guerilla war known as the Malayan Emergency.
Recommended by chrisloup: "you don't learn this in O level history.."